first name

noun
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of first name

:the name that stands first in one's full name

Examples of first name in a Sentence

  1. Children at the school call their teachers by their first names.

  2. the parents still haven't picked a first name for the baby

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First Known Use of first name

14th century


FIRST NAME Defined for English Language Learners

first name

noun

Definition of first name for English Language Learners

  • : the name that comes first in someone's full name



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